John Wayne Howell

LLB, Victoria University of Wellington Associate (07) 578 5033 Email John Wayne Howell

John Wayne is an Associate of Mackenzie Elvin specialising in litigation (both civil and criminal) and employment.

After graduating in 2008, John Wayne commenced his career working at a specialist litigation firm in Wellington where he spent almost six years developing advocacy skills in the areas of family, criminal, and civil law.  In January 2014 he moved to Tauranga and worked for the litigation team at a corporate law firm until May 2017, when he joined Mackenzie Elvin.

John Wayne brings with him an extensive and broad range of litigation experience having appeared in the High Court, District Court, and specialist Tribunals such as the Employment Relations Authority, the Human Rights Review Tribunal, and the Sports Tribunal.

He works with clients with diverse backgrounds with a focus on the following areas of law:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Criminal defence
  • Employment
  • Relationship property issues

John Wayne fits the culture of Mackenzie Elvin well, with an eye for detail combined with an easy style with clients that puts them at ease.  John Wayne is also a panel member on the New Zealand Law Society’s National Friends Panel, a confidential service to assist and support lawyers facing challenges in practice or at a personal level.

Having a highly skilled, experienced litigator on the Mackenzie Elvin team is invaluable.  Not only does John Wayne use his skills when working directly with clients, he is always willing to share his knowledge, expertise and strategic advice with other members of the firm to add value to the advice they give to their clients. 

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